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SEC coaches vote to end basketball divisions

Posted on: June 1, 2011 6:03 pm
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Posted by Matt Jones


In a move that has been discussed within the league for some time, the SEC basketball coaches voted unanimously to end the current division format and return to the conference to its pre-expansion roots in one basketball division. Under the recommendation, the current East/West basketball divisions would be scrapped to allow for one 12 team league, with a yet to be determined scheduling format. The conference tournament would also be changed, with the top four teams from the regular season receiving byes, replacing the division bye system currently used.

The coaches determined a change was needed after this past season, when five SEC teams from its Eastern division made the NCAA tournament, while the Western division champion, Alabama, was not given a bid. The current set-up required each team in that Eastern division to play the other teams in the division twice. The result was a double-edged sword. The teams from the East ended up with more losses due to the harder schedule, but the Eastern division teams' RPIs were improved in the process. In the West however, a possible tournament team like Alabama finished with a gaudy regular season mark, but found itself left out of the NCAA tournament due to the weak set of Western division teams that it was forced to play two times each during the regular season.

If the change is approved, the conference will use the current East/West scheduling format for next season, but then change for the 2012-2013 campaign. The league will evaluate a number of options, but will likely seek a 16 or 18 game schedule in which more equity is used in determining which teams will be scheduled to play each other twice during the season.

 
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Category: NCAAB
Tags: SEC
 
Comments

Since: Apr 28, 2009
Posted on: June 2, 2011 12:42 am
 

SEC coaches vote to end basketball divisions

Almost no conference uses divisions for basketball.  There are still a few smaller conferences that use them, but none of the biggest conferences do.  I hope that eventually all conferences will do away with the divisions in basketball.



Since: Apr 13, 2011
Posted on: June 2, 2011 12:26 am
 

SEC coaches vote to end basketball divisions

Uh, the A.D. at Kentucky(not current A.D.) let things blow up at the end of the Eddie Sutton era causing major sanctions.  Remember the overnight shipping package full of cash to a recruit?



Since: May 23, 2011
Posted on: June 2, 2011 12:18 am
 

SEC coaches vote to end basketball divisions

Blah blah blah Cals gonna leave UK on probation blah blah blah hes a piece of crap blah blah blah freakin blah.It isnt gonna happen people he's no longer at a Mid Major school and there is no way the AD will allow anything to ruin college hoops in Kentucky.Bank it.You can say it all you want but unless somethin happens its only lies and good ol fashion haten.Why would you need to cheat at Kentucky?



Since: May 16, 2008
Posted on: June 1, 2011 11:28 pm
 

SEC coaches vote to end basketball divisions

It's only for BB, not FB.



Since: Mar 18, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2011 10:34 pm
 

SEC coaches vote to end basketball divisions

Two Divisions:  Dumb and Dumber

But there is still hope Slive and his henchmen will get it together whether they like it or not.  Man up, media geeks.  You can do it.  No one else cares. 



Since: Mar 9, 2009
Posted on: June 1, 2011 10:31 pm
 

SEC coaches vote to end basketball divisions

Yes, Kentucky looks good, and their coach will leave with them on probation or completely shut down in a couple of years. He is a piece of dog crap.



Since: Mar 15, 2011
Posted on: June 1, 2011 10:19 pm
 

UK Rules

Kentucky will dominate the SEC again next season--Calipari's building a machine at UK.  Look for another final 4 run. 



Since: Aug 23, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2011 9:52 pm
 

SEC coaches vote to end basketball divisions

Big 10-the way we all ought to cheat-just ask Jim Tressel!



Since: Dec 3, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2011 9:25 pm
 

SEC coaches vote to end basketball divisions

Who cares about the SEC...What are you 10 years old?

This is a good decision for all you adults on here. It doesn't matter what division you're in. It would have helped Alabama make the tourney last year. It looked like BAMA finished 6th in the league instead of 2nd, they beat Tenn at home and Georgia twice in one week and got left out. It goes to show. You have to play a better schedule, it doesn't matter if you win or lose just play the game.



Since: Dec 18, 2006
Posted on: June 1, 2011 8:57 pm
 

SEC coaches vote to end basketball divisions

Who cares about the SEC, Big Ten all the way buddy.


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